UNSW Sydney reviews

(4.01) 107 reviews

UNSW Sydney ratings

Average ratings based on 107 reviews
Overall Rating
4.01
Job Prospects
3.86
Teachers
4.00
Course Work
4.18
Time Worthy
3.81
Money Worthy
3.73
Friend Test
4.11
Support
4.00
Facilities
4.08
Industry Contacts
3.55

A little bit more about UNSW

The main campus of UNSW (University of New South Wales) is in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. They have another campus for Arts and Design in Paddington, Sydney and the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) which is a postgraduate management and business school that is part of the UNSW Business School.

We have a range of UNSW reviews from students across topics such as Science, Health (including Medicine), Business & Commerce, Arts, Engineering, IT and Sciences.

Here's some advice and tips based on the UNSW students reviews we've received:
Make sure you research the degree and major you definitely want to do;
The library has a huge availability of study resources;
Speak to and ask Q's of the lecturers - they may have the ability to put you in touch with the industry;
Join Communities and student groups are a great way to network and make friends;
Study in groups can help;
Try to get a placement and gain experience while you study;
Make use of Uni resources like Moodle, library access & Blackboard;
Study hard in the first year or so when subjects are easy and high marks are easy to achieve;
Don't fall behind in your studies, it's hard to make up.

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I find Uni.. My overall experience has been a positive one. The knowledge I've gained in the past few years has been more than I had expected. You will often meet some amazing people during your journey. In the end, many people are studying this unique course because of their own personal experiences.

Positives: Work placement is implemented into the course so we do a a years worth of placement. There are work integrated learning assistants and placement coordinators that help you through the process and help allocate you to what you would like to do in the future. As a student doing a double degree, I've learned both counselling skills and research skills which has broadened my job prospects. The academics are very knowledgable in their field and are extremely qualified to teach. There are often guest speakers who tell you about their field of expertise, as well as previous students who are now working full time. Assessments are marked strictly but only for the benefit of the students education. The cohort are mostly supportive and positive and provide great insight on topics in a different light.

Negatives: Group work is sometimes frustrating, as some students are not willing to put in enough effort until the last minute, or never. I've had very little personal experience of negative group work (maybe because I am lucky) but in many classes i've witnessed group issues.

My advice to future students is: If you are doing your timetable, check the location of the classes. Sometimes if classes are back to back, you may be able to get away with it if they are located close to each other. Walking from upper campus to lower campus will take you 10-15minutes. Studying social work and criminology means there is no black and white answer. Always go in with an open mind and open to other people's opinions. These may ultimately help you learn and grow as you progress through uni. At the same time, always think critically of the information you are provided. Your critical thinking ability will be one of the most important skills in the field.

Completing in 2020

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